Tuesday April 18, 3:40 pm Eastern Time
Company Press ReleaseSOURCE:
iClips Launches Beta of Free Streaming Video Messaging Web Site
New Site Enables Web Users to Send Streaming Video Messages Through Email and Post in Web Communities at No Charge
NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- iClips Inc. has announced the beta
launch of its free streaming video messaging service.
Available on the
Internet at http://www.iclips.com, the beta Web site allows Web users to
create and share video messages with family, friends and associates using
iClips also gives Web users the ability to add videos to any
html-compliant community site on the Web, all at no charge.
Web users have
free access to iClips' multi-feature Web site and the iClips Producer, a
proprietary application that speeds and simplifies the creation of streaming
video messages. iClips' unique distribution methodology generates high volumes
of site traffic and drives viral growth.
Prior to iClips, streaming video was only available to large companies
willing to bear the costs of buying and managing sophisticated servers and
complex bandwidth issues.
iClips manages all of the server and technology
issues ``behind the scenes,'' and has developed tools to simplify the streaming
video capture and upload process.
Now, streaming video technology is
available to anyone with a PC and a video capture device.
Using a PC camera or camcorder, a user records a video message, which is
stored on and streamed from the iClips Web site.
Each video message is
assigned a unique location, or link, and distributed according to the sender's
For personal communication, message recipients see the video
message by clicking on the link that is emailed to them.
communication, senders can add their video messages to Web communities by
posting the link to auction sites, online classifieds, message boards,
personal homepages, and thousands of other community destinations.
way, targeted video messages can be seen by thousands of users, and the
messages can be forwarded to other like-minded recipients in a viral
Moreover, every video message draws recipients to sign
up, so that they can begin sending their own messages.
7.5 million Web users currently can create an iClips video message, which can
easily be seen by any of the estimated 73 million people with RealPlayer who
are connected to the Internet at 28.8kb or higher.
According to Forrester Research, by 2002, 30% of US online households will
actively use rich media to communicate and, by 2004, video email will have
replaced text messages as the dominant
online communication format.
2005, text-based email will seem as archaic as black-and-white TV, and 92% of
online users will be communicating with rich media.
``Interactive communications account for the lion's share of activity on
the Internet,'' said iClips CEO, Michael Diamant, ``virtually all of which are,
obviously, in text form at present.
Graphic enhancements to text
communications -- like greeting cards -- are rapidly growing in popularity,
but they're really just a stepping stone to full, rich media interactivity,
like streaming video, which hasn't been available on a practical basis for
individuals to use -- until iClips.
iClips empowers web users with a free,
easy-to-use service that dramatically improves their ability to communicate by
incorporating streaming video with text.
It could be a video message to your
family, a video card to a friend, a video posting about the item you're
offering for auction or any message you like that's best said with video.
iClips let's you send streaming video quickly, easily and for free; without
lengthy downloads and without taking up space on your hard drive -- or your
``The popularity and use of rich media like streaming video is growing at
an incredibly rapid pace,'' Diamant continued.
``We're accelerating this trend
by giving this technology freely to the masses, empowering Web users with
tools that make the creation, storage and distribution of streaming video
files incredibly easy.''
About the Company
iClips is headed by founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Diamant,
who most recently served as founder and President of T3 Media, Inc., a leading
New York interactive agency.
iClips is a privately-held New York corporation
headquartered at 584 Broadway, Suite 610, New York, NY 10012.
information visit the website: http://www.iclips.com or contact iClips at
212-625-8444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.